Junnan Sun (clarinet)
Aristide du Plessis (cello)
with Christopher Duigan (piano)

Young musicians Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello) join Christopher Duigan in a dynamic new project. The Trio Frontiere hope to present, explore and play beyond the boundaries of conventional classical music concertizing. Their repertoire will embrace innovative selections alongside standard repertoire. They perform in ensemble and individually, in various combinations, and with other guest instrumentalists.

Johannes Brahms -  Trio Op 114
Ludwig van Beethoven- Trio in B-flat major, Op 11
Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op. 69
Camille Saint-Saëns - Clarinet Sonata, Op. 167
Béla Kovács - Hommage a J. S. Bach, Shalom Aleichem - Rov Feidman
JS Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No 1



June 2016
   Friends of Music, Durban
September 2016
   St Agnes Church, Kloof
   Amber Valley Auditorium, Howick
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg 
   Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton College
November 2016


May 2017
 Friends of Music, Durban
Autumn Music Weekend, Franschhoek


Chinese clarinettist JUNNAN SUN (25) currently holds the principal clarinet position in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa. He moved with his parents to South Africa in 2003 and obtained his BMus (Hons) at the University of Pretoria under the tutelage of Lizet Smith in 2011. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London.  Junnan has been the recipient of numerous awards including first prize in the Clarinet Category at the Stockholm International Music Competition (2014), RCM Clarinet Prize which recognizes the top clarinettist of the RCM (2014) and the ATKV National Classical Music Competition (2015).

Born in Durban, 1989, ARISTIDE DU PLESSIS haswon numerous prizes in competitions such as the Kiwanis Chamber Music Prize (Switzerland) and  ATKV Musiq. As soloist he has performed with the country’s leading orchestras including as the KZN Philharmonic and Cape Philharmonic.  A graduate of the University of Cape Town, his initial training was with Kolio Kolev and later Boris Kerimov and at the Zürich University of the Arts, where he studied with Thomas Grossenbacher. Since his return to South Africa in April 2015, he has held the position of Co-Principal Cellist with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.